How Watercress Can Improve Signs of Aging

Watercress contains over 50 essential nutrients that support the primary contributing factors to healthy, youthful skin, including collagen production, reducing inflammation, and building a strong first line of defense.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, 90% of what causes the skin to age is due to photodamage, or exposure to sunlight. The outer layer of skin, the epidermis, is the skin’s first layer and is what’s affected most by this exposure. One of the most effective ways of improving this outer layer is through consuming nutrients.

A primary attribute of youthful skin is appearing firm and smooth through collagen and elastin production. Collagen is a protein that gives the skin strength and accounts for 30% of the body’s overall protein, and elastin allows for flexibility. As we age, collagen and elastin production slow, but nutrients like Vitamin C, Zinc, and carotenoids, all found in watercress, are the best support for these proteins that may help create a wrinkle-free look.

Hydration is a crucial factor in achieving a healthier glow. Watercress is 95% water and contains 98% of the daily recommended dose of Vitamin C, which is also responsible for hydrating and brightening the skin. Hydrated skin results from an appropriate amount of sebum production regulated by fatty acids maintained by magnesium.

In addition, magnesium improves discoloration, redness, acne, and other skin inflammation by protecting the skin from oxidative stress, lowering cortisol levels, and regulating cellular repair and regeneration. Other nutrients found in watercress that help with hyperpigmentation are copper, manganese, selenium, zinc, and Vitamins C and E.

Our bodies cannot create these nutrients on their own. The best way to obtain these essential nutrients and their benefits is to include them in a balanced diet. Incorporate watercress into your daily diet to maximize all the benefits this leafy green offers.

For additional support, you can incorporate watercress-infused products like Nourish Organic Moisturizing Face CleanserFarmHouse Fresh Watercress Hydration Cascade Gelée MoisturizerVitale Pro Watercress Nourishing Shampoo or Sharon Stones Hair Growth Shampoo.

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